Faculty Leaders Develop Policy Analysis Skills at Pardee RAND

Pardee RAND welcomed 14 Faculty Leaders in July 2018

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August 6, 2018

Pardee RAND held its sixth annual Faculty Leaders Program, a professional development workshop to encourage diversity in the next generation of policy analysts and leaders, in July. The School welcomed 14 faculty members from colleges and universities that serve students who are traditionally underrepresented in public policy. Support for this year’s Faculty Leaders Program was generously provided by the Henry Luce Foundation. To date, this program has brought 76 faculty leaders from and 46 institutions to Pardee RAND.

The School's mission is to develop the next generation of policy leaders who will confront the world’s toughest challenges with expertise, scientific rigor, and reason. To that end, the Faculty Leaders Program seeks to bring diverse voices to public policy.

Faculty members come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds and are selected based on their potential to affect change by influencing policymakers with their research and through their teaching and mentoring of the next generation of policy leaders. Faculty must have well-defined ideas for utilizing program components and whose policy research interests align sufficiently with the RAND portfolio to allow for meaningful mentorship. Fellowships are awarded for hotel and travel expenses.

The Faculty Leaders Program keynote talk, “Investing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” was presented by Daryn Dodson, a passionate advocate of social and economic justice. He explored the idea of impact investing as a social intervention of inequity. Dodson is the founder and managing director of Illumen Capital.